Currently, research is increasing on the use of plant-derived substances and essential oils against food pathogens, due to their antimicrobial effect. According to the current trend, chemical substances are used in the smallest possible amount, therefore essential oils can be suitable alternatives to chemical antimicrobial substances. Various beneficial effects can be achieved in combination with nanoparticles (e.g. controlled release of the active ingredient). Below is a short summary of the publications that have come to our attention on the subject.